I absolutely believe that. I can't think of a reason why our coaches wouldn't want Michael Jones. I wanted Jones but I did have a hunch about him that I stated here shortly after he entered the portal:
"Jones went to a hoity-toity private school so it's possible that he might prefer to go someplace like Vanderbilt, Stanford, or Northwestern."
As it turns out, it's Stanford, Northwestern, and Alabama but I'm assuming, as someone else posted, that the Alabama placement may be due to prior contacts with their coach.